Spring Framework 3.2 M2 Released
The second milestone release toward Spring Framework 3.2 is now available from the SpringSource repository. If you're not already familiar, see our quick tutorial on resolving these artifacts via Maven. The complete distribution zip is available as usual from the SpringSource community download site.
Be sure to catch up on the changes in 3.2 M1 if you haven't already.
Highlights from 3.2 M2 include:
Asynchronous @Controller method support now complete (blog post)
Many additional Spring MVC improvements, including plenty of REST support, e.g. content negotiation.
Spring TestContext improvements
Spring Expression Language (SpEL) improvements and fixes
Overall, 45 bugs fixed, 11 new features and 58 improvements implemented.
A major area of focus for 3.2 is ensuring that Spring Framework runs flawlessly on JDK7. M2 artifacts have been built, tested and published against JDK7 and we continue to test JDK6 compatibility in nightly builds as well. We encourage all Spring users on JDK7 to give M2 a spin in your development and test environments and provide as much feedback as possible prior to 3.2 GA. Thanks!
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